GOVERNORS ISLAND, NY — New York merchants are nothing if not inventive. Think about all those street food and beverage vendors, or the people who ply the same sort of treats from trucks. It’s the latter who will be taking center stage this Sunday with the annual “Parked: Food Truck Fest.”
This year the venue has moved from Brooklyn to Colonel’s Row here on Governors Island, with free ferry transportation leaving from the Barry Maritime Building at 10 South Street, adjacent to the State Island Ferry facility in lower Manhattan. Ferries also leave from Pier 6 in Brooklyn Bridge Park. Go here for transportation details.
The event, which will have a slew of food trucks as well as a craft beer created especially for the occasion, will run from noon to 5 p.m. Admission is free; you pay as you go to eat and drink. The rain date is September 26.
Last year, the event drew more than 3,000 people. This year it’s a good opportunity to get a look around the island even if you’re not looking to spend a buck. But, the organizers certainly hope you do.
You can get the background on Governors Island, as well as the details on the ongoing plans for its development, here.
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